Fr. Z just posted a milestone - so what's the big deal? Ask him.
I noted a week or so ago that Fr. Z has a lot of hits - because his site meter was clicking a new reader every second - or less. And someone got mad at me. I wasn't being at all critical of Fr. Z - simply remarking on how incredibly popular he is and he has no one sponsoring/promoting him. His blog is a totally independent entity.
Today Father noted a new milestone. Congratulations.
BTW - the other day I was reading something at his site and once again noted the site meter whirling. I watched it for a minute or so - guess which were the most popular posts readers were searching/clicking on? Mostly Ash Wednesday stuff, such as: "Can lay people distribute ashes?" "Should infants get ashes?" "Can my cat get ashes?" I made the last one up.
So anyway - Fr. Z has to be the most influential Catholic priest blogger in the world... He's the go-to priest for rubrics!